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The Dagupan City Association of No. California, Inc., founded in 1984
and duly registered under the statutes of the State of California, is a
non-profit organization of natives of Dagupan City, Philippines, their
families and friends who have taken residence in Northern California.
The association, however, in practice welcomes to its membership
anyone who advocates the welfare and cause of the Association
Association of No. California, Inc.
History of DCANC, Inc.
In 1977. a small group of former residents of Dagupan
City, Philippines led by Pacita F. Aningalan together with
her husband, Al, got together through the urging of the
then Philippine Consul Romulo Villamil to start the
formation of the association. The group appointed Mrs.
Aningalan to chair a Dinner Dance affair and on
December 23, 1977, the first Dinner Dance was held at
the Garden Room of the then Jack Tar Hotel in San
Francisco, now the Cathedral Hill Hotel.
The occasion was held under the sponsorship of the
Former Residents of Dagupan City of Northern
California. It was a successful affair in that it sowed the
spirit of organization in the attendees and gave the
opportunity to get connected again with the former
friends and neighbors from back home.
In the summer of 1984, the desire for an organization
had again been awakened during a picnic in Alameda,
California. Pacita F. Aningalan, Alfred Fernandez, and
Ray Soy initiated the formation of what we now know as
DCANC. Following the picnic, a formal meeting was
held at the United Pangasinanes (UPA) building in San
Francisco, Alfred Fernandez acted as interim Chairman.
An election was held and the first Officers were elected.
Jess Sabolboro was elected DCANC’s first president.
Carmen Sabolboro was the First Lady.
During the months following the election, a constitution
and by-laws was worked on by Jess Sabolboro, Alfred
Fernandez and Al Aningalan. The final charter was
adopted and the Association was incorporated in the
State of California. First class hotels were engaged for
major events and the association became known in the
The logo we now have was designed by Al Aningalan
and adopted by the Association and officially displayed at
a Dinner Dance in 1985.
Marjorie Caramat was the first Miss Dagupan City and
eventually won the title of Miss Pangasinan, a Beauty
and Talent Competition sponsored by the United
Pangasinanes of America’s Affiliate Program.
From 1984 to the present, DCANC has had 11
by Pacita F. Aningalan